Before a “Friend” can be accepted into the program, he/she must have:
1. Completed Application Form on File
2. Certification by a Physician
3. Certification of Freedom
4. Pre-enrollment Visit
Alzheimer’s & Dementia Services of Memphis, Inc. accepts “Friends” who have been diagnosed as having Alzheimer’s disease or a related disorder causing irreversible dementia. Services are also available to the victims of dementia as a result of:
- Multi-infarct dementia
- Multiple sclerosis
- Parkinson’s disease
- Brain injury
- Drug or alcohol abuse
- Other causes certified by a physician’s statement
Alzheimer’s & Dementia Services of Memphis, Inc. is a social model day program and has additional admission criteria to ensure that the ADS program is an appropriate care option for families while maintaining the safety and well being of “Friends” and personnel. A list of these criteria can be furnished upon request.
It is the policy of this agency to provide services to all individuals whose needs may be met by our services and who meet admission criteria, without regard to race, creed, age, sex, national origin, or color.
The pre-enrollment visit determines the prospective “Friend” eligibility for admission. This visit also allows the caregiver to meet individually with a member of the administrative staff to discuss the prospective “Friend’s” needs and administrative policies that will directly impact the “Friend”. This is the first step in developing an individualized plan of care for each person who attends Alzheimer’s & Dementia Services of Memphis, Inc. and providing relief to their caregivers and support for their families.